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  • Colorado election ballots hit the mail

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    DENVER — It's Election Day in Colorado — for the next three weeks. Midterm election ballots are hitting the mail Tuesday. All registered voters are supposed to receive them, and voters have until 7 p.m. on Nov. 4 to return them. Tuesday is also the last day to submit an application...

  • Chipotle backs Colorado's GMO food labeling effort

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    DENVER — Burrito giant Chipotle is backing a Colorado ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically modified foods. The Denver-based chain said Tuesday that consumers want to know whether the food they're eating has been genetically modified. Company CEO Steve Ells says...

  • Ebola becomes issue in Colorado Senate race

    By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    DENVER — The Ebola outbreak is becoming an issue in Colorado's neck-and-neck Senate race. Last week, Democratic Sen. Mark Udall accused his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, of voting to cut $300 million from the Centers for Disease Control, the agency in charge of containing...

  • Republicans appear primed to take control of Senate

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Republicans appear to have slipped into the lead over the past several weeks in seven key U.S. Senate races that were once considered tossups - including Colorado - giving the GOP the Vegas odds to takeover the chambers for 2015. Two October polls give Republican Congressman Cory...

  • Colorado Springs council member wants to take up issue of severance packages

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    A Colorado Springs council member is floating a city ordinance that would make it illegal to give severance packages to city employees without City Council consent. Council member Helen Collins said such payouts are equal to stealing from the taxpayers, mainly because the payouts are...

  • Hillary Clinton swings by Colorado to help Udall

    By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    DENVER — Hillary Clinton swung by Colorado to help out embattled Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on Monday during a western swing in which she also spoke of being a new grandmother. Clinton held a closed-door fundraiser for Udall, who is facing a tough challenge from Rep. Cory Gardner....

  • Columbus Day holiday closings in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Here's what is open and what is not Monday on Columbus Day in the Colorado Springs area: Banks and credit unions: Most banks and credit unions closed Monday; check with individual banks or credit unions. Buses (Metro Transit): Regular bus service Monday. Government offices: City...

  • This Week: Events and meetings in the Pikes Peak region

    The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council might retreat behind closed doors Monday at the start of its 1 p.m. work session in City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave., to discuss a "council member-initiated city code and city charter 
proposal." At the work session, the council also will consider the...

  • Colorado House District 17 candidates plenty familiar with the territory

    BY Lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Voter turnout could be the difference in the battle for a Colorado Springs congressional district that has not seen a Democrat hold the seat for more than a single term in the past 20 years. Colorado House District 17 incumbent Rep. Tony Exum is the second Democrat to hold the seat in...

  • Political balance for Colorado senate hangs on victories in eight seats

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Colorado Springs is once again on the front lines of a vicious partisan battle over eight seats on the ballot in November that will determine which party controls the state Senate in 2015. Democrats have held Colorado's state Senate since 2005. Recall elections in fall 2013 ousted...

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